Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis insists Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen won’t leave the club unless there is a ‘more than indecent offer.
The club’s president made this known at a press conference to present the new kit for the 2023-24 season, the first to have the Scudetto symbol on it in 33 years.
“Our manifesto is ‘A new era from Napoli to the world,’” said ADL, who also confirmed new main sponsor MSC cruises.
The arrival of French coach Rudy Garcia to replace Luciano Spalletti on the bench also ties in with the desire to make the club more ‘international’ and focus more on marketing.
“Every time I talk to Garcia, I tell myself that I made the right choice. We are reconstructing, as we have important players who collaborated to win the Scudetto, but when a person is appeased, perhaps that fire within them goes out. My job is to relight that fire.
“We have a list of players who have come to the end of their journey with us. I can even pay them for nothing if they are in the last year of their contracts.”
A player still in the balance is Nigeria international Osimhen, who is discussing a new contract extension amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
“Osimhen will absolutely wear this new jersey. If a more than indecent offer were to come in, then we’d get over it and would be able to find other talents. Don’t worry, here there is the Azzurri passion that enflames our hearts.”